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Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou September 29, 2014 Events, Local Activities

Oakland County Moms has partnered with Oakland County Parks and Recreation to bring you the latest news and info on Oakland County Parks’ events, campground and camping events, waterparks info, free events, concerts, golf lessons and specials, nature programs, dog parks events, seminars, nature programs and more!

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2014

OCTOBER OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS AND REC EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 9:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Know Your Numbers!
Receive blood pressure and BMI (body mass index) screenings from Oakland County Health Division Public Health Nurses. Oakland County Health Division - www.oakgov.com/health. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Ecosystem in a Cup
Soil, food (compost), air and moisture are required for a plant to live. Kids can create an ecosystem-in-a-cup to take home. Michigan State University Extension – Master Gardeners www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 2p-4p
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI)
Autumn Magic
Saturday. Bring the family for some sweet, colorful autumn magic. Press apples into cider, enjoy a fall snack and craft a leafprint T-shirt. Experience the magic of nature in the fall with a naturalist-led walk, song and activities in beautiful Independence Oaks County Park. Bring a light colored T-shirt for printing. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 8a-3p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Fall Color Car Classic
The Fall Color Car Classic takes place at the Twin Chimneys area of Independence Oaks County Park and is sponsored by Alhambra Charities. Check out entries in 26 different classes from antique cars and mustangs to trucks and vans and everything in between. Trophies awarded by People’s Choice. Door prizes, goodie bags, 50/50 drawing, concession food items and indoor restrooms. Call 248-673-2826 or email fallcolorclassic@yahoo.com for more information.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 10a-3p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Arts and Craft Show
Come and find the best arts and crafts anywhere in the Metro Detroit area! Photography, paintings, jewelry, wood working and more! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call 248-858-5495 and speak to the market staff to reserve a space.

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10a through Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Boo Bash 1
A BOOnanza of fun-filled activities including campground trick-or-treating, face painting, Halloween contests, pumpkin crafts, campsite decorating, inflatable bouncers, team games, hayrides, a costumed DJ dance and the Haunted House of Horrors. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9a-4p
Orion Oaks County Park (2301 Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360)
Free Wood Chip Days
Free wood chips pick-up days scheduled throughout the year at the Clarkston Road lot. Bring shovels or pitchforks, wheelbarrows, buckets, etc. 2014 dates: April 26; May 17; June 14; Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. No July or August dates. If bringing a trailer, please bring a tarp.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10a-1:30p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Preserving Fruits and Vegetables
Learn Canning & Freezing, and the supplies needed before starting. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com, or Oakland Conservation District www.oaklandconservationdistrict.org.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from noon-4p
Lyon Oaks County Park (52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan 48393)
Howl-O-Ween Bash
Halloween pet themed expo with activites and games for dogs and their owners. Informative pet demonstrations; pet adoptions; Halloween costume contests for dogs and their owners — best doggie costume including most orginal, scariest, funniest, and best dog and owner combo. Dog agility and a special keepsake photo. Costume contests begin at 2 p.m. Event is free; daily or annual vehicle permit required for park entry. Thanks to our generous sponsors: Canine College (Farmington Hills), Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets (Rochester Hills) and Michigan Veterinary Specialists (Southfield).

Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 9:30a-11p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Hidden Forest Trail Run
Run through the peak of fall colors at Independence Oaks on packed dirt and crushed limestone trails in some of the most wonderfully decorated hardwood forests in southeastern Michigan. Choose from three races of varying lengths – all begin and end at the same place. 2.5 mile single circuit with rolling hills around Crooked Lake; 5.5 mile race continues a second time around & branches off onto Rock Ridge Trail, and; 8.5 mile race includes a third lap, continuing onto Spring Lake Trail–not for the faint of heart! The price is $18 for early registration with long-sleeve shirt; $8 early registraton without shirt; $20 for late registration, with shirt after Oct. 6, and $10 late registration, without shirt after Oct. 6, 2014. A valid daily or annual vehicle pass is required for park entry.

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10a through Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Boo Bash II
A BOOnanza of fun-filled activities including campground trick-or-treating, face painting, Halloween contests, pumpkin crafts, campsite decorating, inflatable bouncers, team games, hayrides, a costumed DJ dance and the Haunted House of Horrors. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8:30a-noon
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Winter Squash
Squash is both nutritious and delicious. Learn about the different varieties of hard-shelled squash and how to prepare them. Sample a recipe using winter squash, and take home recipes. Michigan State University Extension – Health & Nutrition www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Birdfeeder
Attracting birds to our yards is fun and educational. Using cardboard paper rolls, honey and birdseed, kids will make a birdfeeder to take home. Michigan State University Extension – Master Gardeners www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10a-1p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Family Fall Festival
Free to the public. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the fall harvest with pumpkin painting, inflatables, a climbing tower and games. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 9a-2p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Community Garage Sale
Sunday. Hidden treasures from throughout the community will be for sale at the County Market. Interesting in renting a space to sell your things? Call the Market staff at 248-858-5495 to reserve a space!

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10a-noon & 1p-3p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Happy Halloween Hayrides
$6/person. Limited to the first 80 people per session. Pre-registration required. For more information and to register, please contact 248.858.0916.

NOVEMBER OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS AND REC EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10a-11:30a
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Birdfeeder Frenzy
Learn the basics of setting up a bird feeding station, as well as common birds that visit area feeders and how to participate in Project Feeder Watch. $2/person. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 1p-2:45p
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Tuning Your Tot into Fall
Share quality time with your 3-6 year old at this awardwinning, early childhood program. This autumn session will focus on “My Five Senses.” Indoor and outdoor activities include songs, nature hike, craft, snack and more. Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (all day)
Oakland County Parks
Veteran’s Day Guest Appreciation Day
Oakland County Parks has held Appreciation Days at its Day Use parks each year. The free entry into the Day Use parks (Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks, Red Oaks, and Rose Oaks) affords the patrons to use the park without purchasing a vehicle permit.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8p-10p
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Fall Star Party
Look up and discover the autumn night sky during this starstudded evening. Oakland Astronomy Club astronomers will bring telescopes for deep sky investigation (weather permitting). Enjoy a naturalist- guided StarLab planetarium show. A star-themed craft and snack will round out the evening. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 4:30p-7:30p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Holiday Shopping Night
Delight your friends and family with unique holiday gifts, including artisan crafts, jewelry, art, decorations and gift baskets–all while supporting local small businesses. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

For more information on Oakland County Parks events and registration, visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS:

Addison Oaks County Park
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Catalpa Oaks County Park
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, Michigan
248-858-0916

Groveland Oaks County Park
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

Highland Oaks County Park
6555 Milford Road
Highland, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Independence Oaks County Park
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48348
248-625-0877

Lyon Oaks County Park
52221 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, Michigan 48393
248-858-0906

Orion Oaks County Park
2301 Clarkston Road
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
248-858-0906 or 248-625-0877

Red Oaks Youth Soccer Complex
29601 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-589-2294

Red Oaks Waterpark
1455 East 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-858-0918 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre
Madison Heights, MI  48071
On Dequindre just North of 13 Mile
248-541-5030 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Rose Oaks County Park
10400 Fish Lake Road
Holly, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Springfield Oaks County Park
12451 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, Michigan
248-858-0916

Waterford Oaks County Park, County Market, Greenhouse, Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape and BMX
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, Michigan 48328
248-858-0916 (Activity Center)
248-858-0906 (Administration Offices)
248-858-0918 (Waterpark)
248-858-0915 (BMX)
248-858-0916 (Lookout Lodge)
248-858-5495 (Oakland County Market)

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS GOLF COURSES:

Glen Oaks Golf Course
30500 13 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-851-8356

Lyon Oaks Golf Course
52251 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
248-437-1488

Red Oaks Golf Course
29600 John R
Madison Heights, Michigan
248-541-5030

Springfield Oaks Golf Course
12450 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, MI 48350
248-625-2540

White Lake Oaks Golf Course
991 N Williams Lake Road
White Lake, Michigan 48386
248-693-2700

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS CAMPGROUNDS:

Addison Oaks Campground
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Groveland Oaks Campground
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS NATURE CENTER:

Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park)
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI
248-625-6473

OAKLAND COUNTY MARKET

Farmers Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
248-858-5495
Farmers Market – 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May – December: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Year round – Saturday
Flea Market – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Year-round: Sunday

MOBILE RECREATION
248.858.0916
Unique ‘recreation on wheels’ units are available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Buses, stages, bleachers, and GO Adventures! are available year-round. The units are perfect for  birthday parties, neighborhood events, libraries, schools, day cares, senior centers, summer concert series pre-shows, festivals and events! Units available for 2012 include: GO! (Get Outdoors) Adventures (Fish, Cache, Paddle); Climbing Tower; Retro Games; Inflatables (three packages); Stage; Bleachers; and Buses.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

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